Kronos Workforce Ready Software


 

Workforce Ready by Kronos is a human resources (HR) platform that combines workforce management with human capital management (HCM) capabilities and is suitable for businesses of all sizes. 

Kronos Workforce Ready is a single cloud-based solution that incorporates recruiting, onboarding, performance management, compensation planning, time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, payroll and more.

Workforce Ready features a single employee record shared across all its applications. All employee data is maintained in a single database, with a single user interface to pull reports and launch workflows across the organization. Data is updated in real time, so managers can make decisions based on the latest, most accurate information. A mobile application is also available.

 

Kronos Workforce Ready - Time management dashboard
 
  • Kronos Workforce Ready - Time management dashboard
    Time management dashboard
  • Kronos Workforce Ready - Time off balances
    Time off balances
  • Kronos Workforce Ready - HR dashboard
    HR dashboard
  • Kronos Workforce Ready - Summary by employee report
    Summary by employee report
  • Kronos Workforce Ready - Time off balances
    Time off balances
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Wendy from Ludlow Composites
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Timekeeping is easy - reporting is more difficult

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Value for Money

Pros

Employee record maintenance is quite simple as is timekeeping and timesheet management. Vacation tracking is also very simple to use.

Cons

Reporting is too complicated. Extracting data that Kronos is collecting should be more user friendly. I also wish that there were more HR functions available. For example, I formerly worked for a large corporation who used Luas & Clark. Not only did it keep time, but it allowed us to keep employee records (coaching/counselling etc.) besides just attendance in one place that was accessible to those who needed access.

 
 

Heather from Ari Technologies
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Kronos WorkForce Ready

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Software is powerful and customizable. I like the timesheets, recruitment and hr piece of the software.

Cons

Some features could use improvements such as performance reviews and workflows. I also feel like your documentation could use some work. I tend not to find the documentation useful.

 
 

Marty from GROWMARK
Specialty: Agriculture
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Easy to use. Difficult to configure.

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Pros

We have to give users little instruction to use it. They have no problems. The administration is easy for the administrative users.

Cons

Some of the technical configuration is difficult. It is hard to achieve some of our requirements through the existing configuration. As a result, we have to built custom applications in our HR systems to accommodate this.

 
 

Yu Fang from Karma Automotive.com
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great for reporting purposes

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Pros

I really like the data that Kronos is able to pull. The analytics is what keeps me happy since I pull reports for HR uses.

Cons

Sick/Time off was a little confusing to use at first. But creating one, the learning curve was not bad.

 
 

Alejandra from Leach Farms, Inc.
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Easy to use, great program for small companies, overall a very good program!!!

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The ability to pull and save different reports. Able to review hours in multiple ways. Easy to edit employees, punches, entries. Instant view of employee's clock in/out. Can go back to previous weeks easily.

Cons

There isn't anything I did not like about the program the only problem I sometimes had was getting locked out of account.

 
 

Tina from HB Mgmt
Specialty: Maintenance / Field Service
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Reporting side is great

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N/A

Very excited to learn the ins and outs of the system

Pros

Great for our operations team, they love it, it is easy to edit EE's punches change their departments

Cons

too many steps to set up an Employee's for different types of access, more work for the payroll/ HR side

 
 

Rhonda from Loch Harbour Group
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Usable yet challenging

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Pros

We're able to upload and disseminate important information to our entire workforce from one platform is a huge plus!

Cons

The functionality of generating reports is difficult and the fact that we can't have documents that are able to be filled using Kronos is a downside.

 
 

Patrick from Harford Mutual Insurance
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Good tool for a smaller organization

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Ease of use. Most managers like the ability to pull reports and after getting use to the accrual system it tracks time off effectively.

Cons

Customer Service and limited customization to meet company needs. Discovered a couple issues after implementation that should have been covered during implementation.

 
 

Eileen from IBMSECI
Specialty: Banking
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Kronos has been a good change for our company.

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Functionality

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Customer Support

Value for Money

Overall we are happy with our choice.

Pros

We like that it is a complete solution software, you do not have to have different vendors to complete tasks.

Cons

We were disappointed with the performance management and compensation modules. It can not conform or be customized to our way of business. Would like to see more reporting capabilities. Sometimes the turn around time on open cases is slow.

 
 

Marie from JonBec Care, Inc
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Good Product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Overall the program is very good but there is still room for improvement

Pros

document storage, web based, customer support, custom forms, tracking and reports, timekeeping rules are flexible and easily set, announcement feature

Cons

checklists and workflows are too complicated, security settings for users require staff to have access to cellphone or email, no way for employees to sign incidents, mobile app needs improving for manager use

 
 

Elisa from Knights of Columbus
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Kronos workforce ready

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The support overall is good but it takes too long to get to the people with knowledge. I wish the ticket process were streamlined to send the more technical and difficult tickets directly to the next level.

Pros

Flexibility in implementing modules. I like that it is not a buy one get all. You can use the feature as you want and turn on others later on as well as purchase other pieces as add ons.

Cons

The performance review module is week and not tied to goals. The compensation module is very disorganized and creates too many lines of data for each single transaction causing a lot of manual clean up on a regular basis. The applicant module is not flexible enough.

 
 

Jesse from Integreon
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great product

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Value for Money

I would highly recommend the product, payroll and scheduling have become a breeze since implementing.

Pros

Very user friendly, robust, and works great for having several offices across the country being on one system.

Cons

Sometimes service requests take extra long to get back when it's a complicated issue. FMLA tracking is quite expensive.

 
 

Jennifer from Main Industries, Inc.
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

I love Kronos Workforce Ready it makes time keeping and payroll so much easier to do!

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I had a great Implementation Person that made this huge transition for our company so much easier; without him I would have been lost! He took the time and really walked me through everything to make sure I understood the product completely.

Pros

Kronos Workforce Ready is easy to learn and navigate which makes it easier for me to teach coworkers how to use it! I also really love the Technical Support team they are always quick to get back to me whatever the issue at hand may be.

Cons

I love Kronos Workforce Ready it makes my job so much easier to use however, it is very expensive and I wish they charged per employee not by a rounded number.

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: August 2017

August 2017

 

Hi Jennifer,

We’re thrilled to hear that you had a great implementation and that you’ve found the Professional Services and Support teams helpful in making the transition to Workforce Ready!

Thanks for your business,
Amy Fafard

 
 

Sarah from Hostess Brands, LLC
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Kronos Workforce Ready Review

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Pros

Easy to Use for reviewing timesheets
Training is simple for new users
Great reporting features
Love that you can build holiday schedules and mass edit timesheets

Cons

We have a Night Premium that we have to manually recode before reprocessing payroll. Same for 6th day pay we have to process the calculation outside of kronos.

 
 

Catherine from Loch Harbour Group
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Overall a good experience.

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Value for Money

Pros

it is convenient to have all employee information in one spot. Open enrollment for our benefits is easy with Kronos.

Cons

Once you have left the implementation stage it is very difficult to get a quick response if you need t o make adjustments or changes to your settings.

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: August 2017

August 2017

 

Thank you for your review, Catherine. We’re glad to hear that open enrollment was easy with Workforce Ready! Regarding response times, please feel free to reach out to me directly at amy.fafard@kronos.com so we can look into the issue more closely and see how we can help.

Thanks,
Amy Fafard

 
 

Linda from In-Person Away Virtual Events, LLC
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Convenient and Cost Effective

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Pros

This software has a great app that works on cell phones. It makes clocking in and out for employees extremely easy and convenient.

Cons

The only con to his software is that sometimes the app freezes. It doesn't happen often but when it does its inconvenient. The upside to this is that when you reach out to customer service the issue is quickly resolved.

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: August 2017

August 2017

 

Hi Linda

Thank you for taking the time to review Kronos Workforce Ready, we are happy to hear the mobile app is working well for you!

Thanks again,
Amy Fafard

 
 

Michele from Datwyler Pharma Packaging
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Workforce Ready

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N/A

This is a good program for our purposes, and it is used by accounting and HR. I can't comment for accounting, but HR is making good use of the program.

Pros

After training (and retraining,) I am able to maneuver through the program easily. It's good to be able to adjust the company settings so that some fields are auto filled, such as our benefits guidelines. Reports are easy to customize, although I need more practice because I only run them infrequently. It's good to be able to save reports for ease of running them the next time. Easy to download to excel for further customizing the reports. I have admin access, so I am able to get whatever information I need quickly, without being blocked. I am in the program many times throughout the day. It's easy to manage my own time and requests for time off as well, both for myself and on behalf of others (when they forget!) The benefits feature and ability to get copies of W-2's and other forms both for myself and employees is a good one. The amount of information on each employee is very thorough. There are times we have layoffs, and then recalls, so it is easy to REHIRE the employees, with their previous information already loaded.

Cons

I find it somewhat cumbersome when hiring a new employee, but again, the company settings make it easier. When running reports, I sometimes struggle with finding the right fields to add, especially when it has to do with the accounting features, but I have an excellent "go-to" person in accounting that assists! Again, that is usually due to the infrequency of running those types of reports. When rehiring employees, we found that some of the information was not prefilling, but with some adjustments in the company settings, (after trial by fire) it seems to be working correctly.

 
 

Nathan from Cyprexx Services
Specialty: Real Estate
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Good HRIS, could use some functionality updates

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Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Kronos is robust and fairly user friendly. It does a good job of storing and parsing data, and the reporting features are easy to customize.

Cons

The user interface could use some work, breadcrumb trails and page navigation are a bit clunky at times. There have been several outages over the last year, but they are typically resolved quickly.

 
 

Rodica from Evangelical Christian credit Union
Specialty: Banking
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Kronos Workforce Ready is improving

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Value for Money

This is the first cloud system we are using. After having Oracle E Business Suite for more than 10 years, I like the simplicity of Workforce Ready. We hope that the new upgrade coming in August will be a great improvement and reduce our Cons.

Pros

Easy to use. Easy to create reports. Works well in most areas. No need to have pre-printed checks.

Cons

Does not keep the history of changes. Does not have a TEST feature. No retro pay calculation. The change in pay rate in the middle of a pay period applies to the whole period, for exempt and non-exempt employees. Does not re-calculate regular rate of pay to add the additional overtime premium when nondiscretionary bonus is paid for current or past pay periods.

 
 

maria from EAH
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Pretty easy to use

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Pros

I like that it's easy to understand and fairly easy to explain to employees on how to use it. It seems like a pretty good product for simple and complex pay rules.

Cons

I don't like that a few of the reports do not have the same options to choose from, example I use the Calulated Time Summary and the Meal Premium Report to gather the information of what day a California meal penatly was received for a particular employee and who rightfully did not waive it, answered no instead of yes. Neither report shows the other information.

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: August 2017

August 2017

 

Hi Maria,

Thank you for the review, we’re glad to hear that you’re finding Workforce Ready easy to use! If you would like some additional information about the reporting functionality, please feel free to reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com and I will put you in touch with my team members.

Thank you,
Amy Fafard

 
 
 
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Mary from Worksaver Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Easy to use and customer friendly

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I think my biggest benefit from Kronos was being able to track time and attendance. My previous system did not do that so it was a great benefit and time saver for the system to do this for me.

Pros

It was an easy to system to train employees on and easy for most people to understand how to use the system.

Cons

One of the main cons of Kronos is the reporting system. I think it was difficult to use. Unless I had the report set up by Kronos it was difficult to set up.

Source: Capterra
 

Dave from WM

June 2017

June 2017

Overall a good product, although could be more user friendly

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Pros

- Does mundane timekeeping very well.
- Able to review hours worked in multiple ways
- Integrates with other systems well.

Cons

- Not always user friendly - not always intuitive on how to use.
- Doesn't always work right in IE browser (works fine in Chrome)

Source: Capterra
 

Angela from St. Bernards

June 2017

June 2017

Kronos is easy to learn and use.

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Pros

Easy access to individual Kronos entries, edits and punches. The software allows customization to your company's needs.

Cons

The Java script settings changed with a recent upgrade. It was difficult getting all PCs updated as quickly as needed.

Source: Capterra
 

Cassandra from Miracle Ear
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

I enjoyed using this product because it helped to keep accurate time

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I got the benefit of being able to use this software and not worry about it being accurate or working. I enjoyed using it very much.

Pros

I liked that this software kept accurate account of employees clocking in and out and attendance days.

Cons

There was not anything I did not like about the software. I do not recall any problems and was happy to be able to use it.

Source: Capterra
 

Christina from Volt
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Awesome Program!

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I like the way I can get just what I'm looking for and how easy it is to do. When I need to look up missed punches it wraps them together so I can fix. Also easy to link all timecards together so I can just go card by card down the whole list. when I'm in a hurry I can look up name and time card pops up quick. When I just looking for temp employees that all that comes up.

Pros

its so easy to use.

Cons

sometimes it log out and takes a minuet to come back up.

Advice to Others

Super easy and friendly to use

Source: Capterra
 

Karen from PHYmed

December 2016

December 2016

Good app/easy to use/tracks time

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Use Kronos to punch in/out. Keeps track of hours, OT, & call. Can go back to previous weeks. Easy to use.

Pros

Easy to use...punch in/out quickly
Able to use offline

Cons

Sometimes can't connect

Source: Capterra
 

Jared from AIT
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Would Never Recommend

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As an IT person the hardware provided by Kronos is always having issues. I have seen this company do more things wrong than right especially from a Customer Service perspective. From 2013 to 2016 they sent out defective parts and expect some people to pay for their replacement services. I would literally go with anyone but Kronos from my personal experiences.

Pros

When it works it works.

Cons

Spending more time and money fixing issues than desired.

Source: Capterra
 

Andra from NPAIHB

October 2016

October 2016

Great Time Keeper!

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Kronos is easy to use and tracks all the information we need. A great tool for employees and supervisors.

Source: Capterra
 


April 2016

April 2016

It is helpful

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Have used a number of different technology platforms and find this one to be in line with many years others. You can really build on it once it's being utalized.

Pros

I like the number of users you can have under one group.

Cons

Takes a while to get used to, there are some tips and hints to use to help you along the way.

Source: GetApp
 


April 2016

April 2016

Good Timkeeping System

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We have used Kronos at NYC Transit for over 15 years to capture timkeeping data for annual (non-hourly) employees. We are in the process of an upgrade to the next version.

Pros

Instantly see clock swipes online

Cons

while newer version has more features, graphics take awhile to get used to

Source: GetApp